Case: EEOC v. Specialty Restaurants Corp.

2:06-cv-06109 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: Sept. 25, 2006

Closed Date: 2010

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Case Summary

On September 25, 2006 the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of charging party, a female employee alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation regarding gender, (female) and national origin (Middle Eastern.)Specifically, plaintiff claimed that Middle Eatern women were harassed, based on their gender and national origin and that the company retaiated agains…

On September 25, 2006 the EEOC filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of charging party, a female employee alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation regarding gender, (female) and national origin (Middle Eastern.)

Specifically, plaintiff claimed that Middle Eatern women were harassed, based on their gender and national origin and that the company retaiated against individuals who complained about, opposed or participated in the investigation of harassment.

On May 15, 2008, the court (Judge Florence-Marie Cooper) approved a class settlement consent decree requiring the defendant to pay a total of $625,000 to the charging party and to others similarly situated. Injunctive relief in the form of non-discrimination and anti-retaliation provisions and the creation of an officer/trainer position for the purposes of assuring equality in the workplace was also included.

The decree was entered in 2008 and scheduled to last 2010. No further docket entries exist, so the case is closed.

Summary Authors

David Miller (7/26/2010)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5719568/parties/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-specialty/


Judge(s)

Abrams, Paul L. (California)

Cooper, Florence-Marie (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Esparza-Cervantes, Elizabeth (California)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hart, Douglas Roger (California)

Jamgotchian, Ronda D. (California)

Judge(s)

Abrams, Paul L. (California)

Cooper, Florence-Marie (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Esparza-Cervantes, Elizabeth (California)

Park, Anna Y. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hart, Douglas Roger (California)

Jamgotchian, Ronda D. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:06-cv-06109

Docket (PACER)

EEOC v. Specialty Restaurants Corporation

May 15, 2008

May 15, 2008

Docket
19

2:06-cv-06109

Consent Decree

EEOC v. Specialty Restaurants Corporation

2008 WL 4223602

May 15, 2008

May 15, 2008

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5719568/united-states-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-v-specialty/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against defendants Specialty Restaurants Corporation.(Filing fee $350) JURY DEMAND. filed by plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(jag, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

FAX number for Attorney Anna Y Park is 213−894−1301. (jag, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

20−Day Summons Issued re Complaint − (Discovery) 1 as to Specialty Restaurants Corporation. (jag, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

2

CERTIFICATION of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (jag, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

3

NOTICE TO PARTIES OF ADR PILOT PROGRAM filed.(jag, ) (Entered: 09/29/2006)

Sept. 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

4

FIRST STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint. Specialty Restaurants Corporation answer due 2/21/2007. filed by defendants Specialty Restaurants Corporation. (lc, ) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

FAX number for Attorney Douglas R Hart, Ronda D Jamgotchian is 213−620−1398. (lc, ) (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

5

PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, upon Specialty Restaurants Corporation served on 1/2/2007, answer due 1/22/2007. Original Summons not returned. (lc, ) Modified on 1/25/2007 (lc, ). (Entered: 01/25/2007)

Jan. 24, 2007

Jan. 24, 2007

6

STIPULATION AND ORDER granting defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation time to answer Complaint 1 to 3/21/2007 by Judge Florence−Marie Cooper (lc, ) (Entered: 02/22/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

7

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against defendants Specialty Restaurants Corporation, Does 1−10 amending Complaint − (Discovery) 1 ; Jury Demand filed by plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (lc, ) (Entered: 03/21/2007)

March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007

8

ANSWER to Amended Complaint 7 filed by defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation.(lc, ) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

9

NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation. (lc, ) (Entered: 04/02/2007)

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

10

MINUTES OF IN CHAMBERS ORDER held before Judge Florence−Marie Cooper, Set Hearings: Scheduling Conference set for 6/11/2007 09:00 AM before Judge Florence−Marie Cooper. Court Reporter: none. (se) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

April 13, 2007

April 13, 2007

11

JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER by Judge Florence−Marie Cooper: Scheduling Conference shall be continued to 7/23/07. Likewise the deadline for the Rule 26(f) conference of the Parties shall be continued to 6/20/07. Likewise the filing deadine for the Joint Rule 26(f) Report shall be continued to 6/25/07. Likewise the deadline for the Rule 26(a) Initial Disclosures shall be continued to 7/2/7. (ir, ) (Entered: 05/17/2007)

May 16, 2007

May 16, 2007

12

JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 7−10 days, filed by Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (lc) (Entered: 06/26/2007)

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

13

ADR PILOT PROGRAM QUESTIONNAIRE filed by attorney Sue J Noh, Ronda D Jamgotchian, Anna Y Park on behalf of Plaintiff United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Defendant Specialty Restaurants Corporation.(lc) (Entered: 06/28/2007)

June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007

15

MINUTES OF Scheduling Conference held before Judge Florence−Marie Cooper; court's trial order will issue. Court Reporter: none.(lc) (Entered: 07/24/2007)

July 23, 2007

July 23, 2007

16

ORDER that the case is ordered to a private mediator based upon a stipulation of the parties by Judge Florence−Marie Cooper (lc) (Entered: 07/24/2007)

July 23, 2007

July 23, 2007

17

ORDER FOR JURY TRIAL : Discovery cut−off: 6/30/08; cutoff for joining parties or amending pleadings: 9/17/08; cutoff for hearing Motions : 9/15/08; expert witness exchange deadline: initial 7/25/08; supplemental 8/8/08 ; Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/20/08 09:30 AM; Jury Trial set for 12/2/08 09:00 AM by Judge Florence−Marie Cooper(lc) (Entered: 07/24/2007)

July 23, 2007

July 23, 2007

18

NOTICE OF LODGING filed of Proposed Consent Decree (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order [Proposed] Consent Decree; Order# 2 Certificate of E−Service)(Esparza−Cervantes, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/07/2008)

May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008

19

CONSENT DECREE by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper in favor of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Specialty Restaurants Corporation. Defendant is hereby enjoined. Each party shall bear its own costs of suit and attorneys' fees. (MD JS-6. Case Terminated) (mg)

May 15, 2008

May 15, 2008

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Special Collection(s):

EEOC Study — in sample

IWPR/Wage Project Consent Decree Study

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 25, 2006

Closing Date: 2010

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Those employees similarly situation to charging party Julia Santoscoy who were discriminated against on basis of their gender, female or national origin, Middle Eastern

Plaintiff Type(s):

EEOC Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

EEOC

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Specialty Restaurants Corporation (Anaheim, Orange), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Retailer

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $625, 000

Order Duration: 2008 - 2010

Content of Injunction:

Recordkeeping

Retaliation Prohibition

Reporting

Provide antidiscrimination training

Post/Distribute Notice of Rights / EE Law

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Monitoring

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Discrimination Prohibition

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination-area:

Harassment / Hostile Work Environment

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

EEOC-centric:

Direct Suit on Merits

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern